A Short Course on Data Analysis Using R Software, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan 4 – 5 April 2018

Level: Introductory/Beginner (Limited to 20 participants)

Venue: School of Medical Sciences,  Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan

CPD: 12 CPD points

Date:  4 – 5 April 2018 (Wednesday – Thursday)

Registration: Fill the online form below or send us the completed form

About the course: 

This is an applied course on data analysis. In the course, participants will acquire skills to read data files from various formats, perform data wrangling, data management and data visualization. In addition to  that, they will learn to run and interpret common general and generalized liner models in R software. The main objective is to help participants quickly acquire skills to use R. Statistical notation and formulae will be kept at minimum.

About R and RStudio: 

R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. R is an integrated suite of software facilities for data manipulation, calculation and graphical display. It includes an effective data handling and storage facility, a large, coherent, integrated collection of intermediate tools for data analysis and graphical facilities for data analysis.





RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R. It includes a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution, as well as tools for plotting, history, debugging and workspace management.

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DAY 1 (8am – 5pm)

  • Getting started with R software
  • Data management
  • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  1. DAY 2 (8am – 5pm)
  • Linear regression
  • Logistic regression
  • Poisson regression
  • Cox proportional hazard regression
  • Reproducible report with Rmarkdown


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Registration Form for April 2018 R Course


About the instructors:

Associate Professor Dr Kamarul Imran and Dr Wan Nor Arifin are senior medical lecturers at the School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Between them, there are more than 15 years in statistical teaching, statistical consultation and supervision of post-graduate students in the Msc of Medical Statistics and Doctor of Public Health programme.

They have used SPSS and Stata proficiently before migrating to R extensively in their research and teaching. Both are experienced journal reviewers and currently act as statistical editors in a Scopus-indexed journal.

Number of participants and requirement: 

To ensure participants receive full attention and guidance, the course will only accommodate 18 participants.

Who will benefit from the course:

  • Applied statisticians
  • Post-graduate students
  • Data scientists
  • Academicians and researchers
  • Epidemiologists and public health physicians


  • Bring your own laptop (Window or Mac or Linux powered)
  • Instruction on R and RStudio installation will be given before the course
  • Prior knowledge in linear models is useful but not necessary
  • Lecture and practical notes will be provided

Course fee (Inclusive of lunches  and tea):

  • RM500 per pax for professionals
  • RM400 per pax for students and USM staff


If you need special meal
Your experience with R software
Provide your contact number for example 013-3442333
State reference number and name of bank

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Usains Tech Services Sdn. Bhd.,
Kampus Kesihatan,
Universiti Sains Malaysia,
16150 Kubang Kerian,
Tel: (609) 767 3801 / 767 6958 – Fax: (609) 765 1724
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